Gillette Ingredients Glossary

A

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Helps to thicken the product

Acrylonitrile/Methacrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer

Helps to thicken the product

Alcohol Denatured

Dissolves substances or ingredients in the product

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Aloe. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate

Helps to make skin feel soft and smooth

Aminomethyl Propanol

Adjusts product to the desired pH

Amyl Cinnamal

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Amylcinnamyl Alcohol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Anise Alcohol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Arachidyl Alcohol

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix. Present at low level

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Helps to prevent reactions promoted by oxygen in the product which can cause product spoilage. Present at low level

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour

Oat Flour. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

B

Benzophenone-4

Prevents product discoloration

Benzyl Alcohol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Benzyl Benzoate

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Benzyl Salicylate

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

BHT

Helps to prevent reactions promoted by oxygen in the product which can cause product spoilage

Bisabolol

Ingredient naturally occurring in Chamomile. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Blue 1

Gives the product its color

Butylene Glycol

Helps to make your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple. Present at low level

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract

Shea Butter. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

C

Caprylyl Glycol

Helps to make your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple. Present at low level

Carbomer

Helps to thicken the product

Cetyl Alcohol

Helps to thicken the product

Cetyl Palmitate

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Chondrus Crispus

Helps to make the foam last longer

CI 42090 - Blue 1

Gives the product its color

CI 60730 -Ext. Violet 2

Gives the product its color

Cinnamal

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Cinnamyl Alcohol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Citral

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Citric Acid

Adjusts product to the desired pH

Citronellol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil

Oil obtained from limes

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

Oil obtained from the peel of the orange

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

Oil obtained from the peel of the lemon

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Helps to clean or remove dirt and oil. Helps create foam when product is used with water

Coceth-7

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Coconut Acid

From Coconut oil. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple. Often used to make soap

Coumarin

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Cyanomethylphenyl menthane carboxamide

Provides A Cool And Fresh Sensation

Cyclopentasiloxane

Silicone. Helps make your skin feel silky-soft, smooth and supple

D

Denatonium Benzoate

Creates a bitter taste in fragrance to prevent ingestion. Present at low level

Dimethicone

Silicone. Helps make your skin feel silky-soft, smooth and supple

Dimethicone PEG/PPG-20/23 Benzoate

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Dimethiconol

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Disodium EDTA

Helps prevent impurities in water from causing adverse effects on product performance, appearance and stability

DMDM Hydantoin

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth

E

Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil

Oil extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus plant

Eugenol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

F

Farnesol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Fragrance

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell

G

Geraniol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Glycerin

Moisturizer that helps to bind water in product, in hair or in the top layers of skin

Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer

Creates glide to help protect the skin during the shave

Glyceryl Oleate

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Glycine Soja Oil

Soybean Oil. Helps to make your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple. Present at low level

GLYCOL

Glycols are a class of alcohols that contain two hydroxyl groups that is present at very low levels

Glyoxal

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth. Present at low level

Green 3

Gives the product its color

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

H

Hexyl Cinnamal

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate

Helps to make your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple. Present at low level

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Hydrolyzed Silk

Silk. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Hydroxycitronellal

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Hydroxyethylcellulose

Helps to thicken the product

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

Helps to thicken the product

I

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth

Iron Oxides

Gives the product its color

Isobutane

Creates rich product lather

Isoeugenol

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Isopentane

Creates rich product lather

L

Laureth-23

Helps to clean or remove dirt and oil

Lauryl Alcohol

Helps to thicken the product

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Oil extracted from lavender flowers, leaves and stems

Lecithin

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Limonene

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

Linalool

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell. Present at low level

M

Magnesium Chloride

Helps to thicken the product. Present at low level

Magnesium Nitrate

Naturally occurring Magnesium salt. Present at low level

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Contributes to product having a distinctive, pleasant smell

Menthol

Provides a cool and fresh sensation

Menthyl Lactate

Provides a cool and fresh sensation

Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth

Methylisothiazolinone

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth

Methylparaben

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth

Mineral Oil

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Mineral Oils/PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM

Creates Glide To Help Protect The Skin During The Shave

Myristyl Alcohol

Helps to thicken the product

Myristyl Propionate

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

P

Palmitic Acid

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple. Often used to make soap

Panthenol

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

PEG-100M

Creates Glide To Help Protect The Skin During The Shave

PEG-115M

Creates Glide To Help Protect The Skin During The Shave

PEG-12 Dimethicone

Helps to make skin feel soft and smooth. Keeps the product from separating

PEG-180M

Creates Glide To Help Protect The Skin During The Shave

PEG-23M

Creates glide to help protect the skin during the shave

PEG-30 Lanolin

Helps to make skin feel soft and smooth. Keeps the product from separating

PEG-4

Dissolves substances or ingredients in the product. Present at low level

PEG-4 Dilaurate

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix. Present at low level

PEG-4 Laurate

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix. Present at low level

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Helps to make skin feel soft and smooth. Keeps the product from separating

PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Helps to make skin feel soft and smooth. Keeps the product from separating

PEG-7M

Creates Glide To Help Protect The Skin During The Shave

PEG-90M

Creates glide to help protect the skin during the shave

Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate

Helps To Prevent Reactions Promoted By Oxygen In The Product to maintain the performance of the lubricant

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avocado. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Petrolatum

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Phenoxyethanol

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth.

Polysorbate 20

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Polysorbate 80

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Potassium Hydroxide

Adjusts product to the desired pH

Potassium Sorbate

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth. Present at low level

PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Propane

Creates rich product lather

Propylene Glycol

Dissolves substances or ingredients in the product

Propylene Glycol Laurate

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Propylene Glycol Stearate

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Propylparaben

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth

Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil

Oil extracted from the kernels of apricots

PTFE

Creates glide to help protect the skin during the shave

PVM/MA Copolymer

Helps provide a smooth, consistent coverage when product is applied

R

Red 33

Gives the product its color

Red 40

Gives the product its color

S

Silica

Helps materials to mix during product making. Present at low level

Sodium Benzoate

Prolongs the shelf-life of product, even after it has been opened, by protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and mold growth

Sodium Chloride

Helps to thicken the product

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Helps to clean or remove dirt and oil. Helps create foam when product is used with water

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

Helps to clean or remove dirt and oil. Helps create foam when product is used with water

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Helps to clean or remove dirt and oil. Helps create foam when product is used with water

Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Sodium Trideceth Sulfate

Helps to clean or remove dirt and oil. Helps create foam when product is used with water

Sorbitan Laurate

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Sorbitol

Moisturizer that helps to bind water in product, in hair or in the top layers of skin

Stearic Acid

Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple. Often used to make soap

Stearyl Alcohol

Helps to thicken the product

T

t-Butyl Alcohol

Dissolves substances or ingredients in the product. Present at low level

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Cocoa seed Butter. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Tocopherol

Helps to prevent reactions promoted by oxygen in the product which can cause product spoilage. Present at low level

Tocopherol

A form of Vitamin E. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple

Tocopheryl Acetate

A Form Of Vitamin E

Trideceth-3

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Triethanolamine

Adjusts product to the desired pH

Triethoxycaprylylsilane

Keeps the formula from separating by helping oils and water to mix

Tris(di-t-butyl)Phosphite

Helps To Prevent Reactions Promoted By Oxygen In The Product to maintain the performance of the lubricant

V

Violet 2

Gives the product its color

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

Natural oil from the pressed seeds of grapes

W

Water

Dissolves substances or ingredients in the product

X

Xanthan Gum

Helps to thicken the product

Y

Yellow 5

Gives the product its color

Yellow 6 Lake

Gives the product its color

Yellow 8

Gives the product its color

Z

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

Ginger Root Extract. Helps make your skin feel soft, smooth and supple